Nai Tapas

4.8
917 reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Located in the East Village, Nai serves authentic tapas of Spain.
What 917 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
ambience
4.5
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GretaH
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! I would strongly recommend the mushroom and the pasta paella.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good deal for tasting menu. Proper explanation of gastronomy

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Becky
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really unique and delicious food. Great servers and enjoyed a fancy date night.

EZ
vipErajZ
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service at reasonable prices! Would definitely come back.

M
vipMudlark
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and creative. I recommend. Nice people too.

NP
NaomiP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nai Tapas was exceptional in every way. The service was prompt, courteous and friendly. the food was delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love Nai!!! The drink and food are very good!
We loved dining out in a good weather!
Well come back for more Sangria!!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic combination of traditional tapas and modern takes on tapas. I am a Spaniard, so my bar is set high for tapas restaurants and this place exceeds my expectations every time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service & amazing food. I can’t believe it took me this long to come here. Everything was phenomenal - drinks (I ordered a cocktail & split sangria with my friend), the food, & our servers were very attentive. I don’t live anywhere close by but I will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience. The food is divine, every single item at every single visit has been outstanding. The service is impeccable. Will most certainly be back.

TB
vipTomB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food !! Great service !! Raul welcomes you like you are entering his home.

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mystic710
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Amazing food and friendly staff.

BH
BlairH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nai Tapas never disappoints. Food was outstanding, especially the tostada and pulpo. The service was amazing, they were helpful in choosing dishes and beer/wine pairings and attentive. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

JC
vipJCR65
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Nai - have been going there for years and the food is outstanding. Staff is wonderful - just one of my favorite places all around.

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LindsayM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were AMAZING! Everyone was so nice and the waiters were very knowledgeable about the menu. Speaking of the menu, the food was absolutely delicious. I had a great time and can't wait to go back!

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vipEricaP
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff — so considerate. We really enjoyed our meal.

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Esther
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable! Food was even better & the drinks were truly crafted blends. The horchata matcha drink I had was absolutely delicious!! Chef also paired us with some wine to go with the tapas!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and I had a wonderful dinner. The staff was outstanding! They were knowledgeable and offered several suggestions for tapas. We had the tasting menu experience and loved it.

DH
DaveH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for Valentine’s Day, the pre selected menu was awesome and well priced, very happy. The food was awesome and the variety was very nice- some of the tapas were not things I would’ve selected but I am glad they were selected for me

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vanessa
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nai is the best! Great food, great great drinks and great service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing - I’m from Spain and this is the best restaurant in town!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had an incredible experience at Nai! The service was exceptional and everyone catered to our needs and more. Our server was incredible and explained every item he served us along with the process of making it. One of the best dining experiences I have had in NYC. You won’t be disappointed at all at Nai!

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AlexT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Can't wait to go back. Everything is perfect: food, service, location.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the new Nai location. The food, as usual, was incredible.

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vipDrew
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for years. The staff remembers their customers and always greet us with a friendly hello and ask how we are.

The food is wonderful and a fun mix of modern and classic tapas.

Great value for the service and quality of the experience.

GW
vipGailW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite of mine. I’ve gone here so many times because the food and service is incredible. Their outdoor set up right now is also great, well sanitized, and spaces. Highly recommend every time.

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Marta
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, nice staff and greet sangria. Will go back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with a group. Food and service were exceptional, as usual. Probably my new favorite tapas spot in the city

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time. Great sangria

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vipSarah
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Definitely come get swept away to the Iberian peninsula. The seabass was so inventive and delightful, and the gambas were the garlic-paprika party of my dreams. The server was above and beyond, bringing my partner a free clove mocktail when I ordered wine and he didn't.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Kinda sucked that we had to sit up against the dumpster even though we had a reservation and there were open tables. But with outdoor dinning being the only option, we get that is part of the bargain. Also we got a pitcher of sangria (that was tasty) but a fly fell in one of the glasses as the waiter was pouring it so he just took that cup away. Kinda defeats the purpose of buying a pitcher to save money if you’ve lost a whole drink in the process. Cróquets were great though

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did not honor reservation and left my group without a table and had to seek elsewhere

TF
TordeFam
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I always have the best experience at Nai. It is my favorite restaurant in NYC, not just because of the delicious food, but we are always treated so well, recognized by staff members and the overall experience is just great! I am so happy they have the outdoor seating, they have umbrellas and the tables are spaced out well, and very clean. We have been coming here for years, always bringing friends with us, have celebrated NYE and more - so we are very happy to see Nai open and we can't wait to go back! Garlic Shrimp and Garlic Potatoes are my all time fav :).
Thank you Nai!

KJ
vipKbrlJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only place I've found in the city (so far) that nails the texture of Galician octopus. Absolutely delicious!

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vipSarahL
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nai Tapas is back with a delicious menu. We were last here 6 months ago & happy to be back. The outdoor tables felt separated from the street & the umbrellas protected us from the rain. We had the tasting menu with sangrias and it was wonderful & filling. Our table & everyone I saw were smiling. (Thank you for a wonderful evening).

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner with friend and we had a great time ! Our waiter was the best .

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! The food and services was excellent!

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BG76
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Don't order the octopus. Overall the service and ambiance was as good as can be expected given our current COVID situation.

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Sara
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Best tapas in NYC - great service, food, location, and vibe. Would fully recommend it.

FAQs

Nai Tapas offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 677-1030.

Nai Tapas is rated 4.8 stars by 917 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.